Eberhart and Gordon Certain to
HIS IDENTITY KEPT SECRET
Attempt to Smoke Him Out Not Likely
to Meet With Success Until After
the First of the Year.
St. Paul, Nov. 28 Some time ago I
mentioned the undoubted possibility
of a third entry in the Republican
state gubernatorial contest and just
now it looks as if the forecast prom
ised realization Like the song hit of
the day, "That Mysterious Rag," the
aggravating, tantalizing, tongue-wag
ging air of "That Mysterious Third"
has the entire population at the state
capitol humming the refrain and a
dozen sleuths busy trying to find the
culprit Trot him out will soon be the
cry, though I fancy the smoking out
process will not be attended with
much success before the first of the
year Who he is, where he comes
from, what his chances are and who
is or what is the motive behind the
whole thing Dame Rumor or the king
makers have failed to acquaint me
my honest opinion is that the two
would like some inside information
upon the subjectbut just the same
"That Mysterious Third" is in the
air and just now has the call. Gov
ernor Eberhart, who hopes to be re
turned, professes ignorance and S. Y.
Gordon of Browns Valley smiles when
questioned and says nothingas usual
J!- JU J~
Laying aside the question of wheth
er the whole thing is ]ust one of those
bits of gossip that injects itself into
every campaign, or that it is on the
level, the entrance of a third candi
date into the coming gubernatorial
game wouid not be against the regu
lar order of things If anything, the
present situation invites it. Quoting
the gossips, and some influential Re
publicans at that, Governor Eberhart
and his administration are being
"knocked" in many quarters and then,
on the other hand, ther-e are those to
whom the candidacy of Lieutenant
Governor S Gordon does not ap
peal This constituency constitutes a
big asset and what is more natural
than for =ome one to seek its support.
Then, again, suppose the Eberhart
forces awaken to the growing popu
laiity of the Browns Valley man and
realizing their inability to head off its
growth trot out an alleged rival with
the hope of dividing it I do not say
that the Eberhart or even the Gordon
fortes, if similarly bothered, have any
such intentions, but I ask you what is
to pi event it and the other condition
I have named All through, dear
reader, the riddle spells No 3, and it
grows with the days.
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The fir^f- intimation of a third Re
publican gubernatorial candidate came
with the pronouncement of Alvah East
man of St Cloud for congressman at
large, which followed hot on the heels
of a stor\ that Congressman Lind
bergh of Little Falls was about to get
into the game Several in attendance
at the Eberhart fire congress whis
peied that Mr Eastman had higher as
pirations, but this talk was promptly
squelched by the St Cloud man in an
editorial which he commented upon
the coming campaign, spoke of Eber
hart and Gordon as the only two can
didates, and invited his readers to
take their choice He deprecated any
convention trouble or feeling Some
weets Iatei Dunn visited the St
Cloud editor and he followed it with
a huined tup to the state capitol
.j. .j. .j.
Yours truly did not sit in at the con
feience between Mr Dunn and Gov
ernoi Eberhart and his ofiicial family,
but on the authority of one who was
theie Mr Dunn, who is nothing if not
pggressive, did not mince words in
telling the Ebcihart forces that it was
up to them to get busy. He had been
making some side excursions and he
had found things that surprised him
He later had a friendly visit with some
of the Goidon adherents the same
building Confidence, he confided to
friends, is all right, but it does not
get or hold votes Right here I pause
to digress. What if the Princeton man
was to again get in the game, or say
Alvah Eas'man' Bob has said he is
for Governor Eberhart, as he believes
he represents Republican success and
harmony, and Bob is a man of his
word. But, as I once said, there is no
other game like politics
j. .j. 4.
Senator Knute Nelson, while en
route to Washington last week,
dropped oft in St Paul and between
trains hobnobbed with Sam Gordon,
his manager, James Arneson, and I. A
Caswell, derk of the supreme court
Several others with a Gordon leaning
sat in and twitted the senator regard
ing his good health and ruddy looks.
A visit from the senior senator is
nothing new for St Paul, but this one
promises to go down into history, and
it is even now dividing time at the
etate capitol with "That Mysterious
Third." All kinds of guesses are be
ing hazarded, but the chief thing
bothering some is why it was all GOT
don, and further, why J. A. O. Preus,
the Warwick of the Eberhart forces,
was left out. As Mr. Preus remarked
later, "he did not even know the old
gentleman intended starting for Wash
ington so soon." Down here the whole
thing is looked upon as one of the
Nelson old time foxy moves.
j. 4. 4.
Though admittedly favorable to the
Eberhart cause the present attitude
of some of the Twin City dailies is
exciting not a little comment. Early in
the week the Minneapolis Journal led
off its editorial page with a scathing
arraignment of the governor because
he failed to come up to its ideal of an
executive, and the St. Paul Dispatch
Pioneer has since been engaged in
trying to show a disinclination on the
part of the administration to lend its
fighting forces to the Taft backers in
the state. The latter grew out of an
alleged unauthorized interview on the
part of Secretary Wheelock, which, in
part, has been repudiated both by him
and the governor. As to the Journal,
it has never looked with marked favor
on the Mankato man.
I have it from the lips of Governor
Eberhart that he is for President Taft
and that he will give him all the aid
possible in securing the support of the
state at the convention and in his
election if nominated. "But as to the
campaign in the state, said his excel
lency, "that is a matter for the cen
tral committees I have always stood
for President Taft and see no reason
to change my sympathies now. I
firmly believe that he will be nomi
nated and elected The attack on the
governor's loyalty to Taft looks bona
fide, yet sometimes the thought
prompts iTself that there may be a
nagger in the woodpile. The whole
thing has been received with much
glee by the progressive and Da Fol
With the retirement of George T.
Simpson the first of the year, Lyndon
A. Smith, by appointment by Governor
Eberhart, becomes attorney general.
The other day he announced the ap
pointmenttemporarily, he saidof
C. S Jelly of Minneapolis as his as
sistant, and with the announcement
went glimmering the hopes of J. C.
Nethaway of Stillwater, whose friends
have backed him a number of times
for a place in the department. I infer,
though, from their heated remarks,
that the next time Judge Nethaway
makes his appearance it will be as a
candidate for attorney general itself
and the tender of his name will be at
the next Republican state convention
The Republican machine at the state
capitol is taking hope from a number
of newspaper clippings being received
which endorse the governor for his
stand on an extra session Quite a
few are against it, not so much be
cause of the remedial legislation pro
posed, but because of the expense and
their belief that it will not accom
The state board of control will leave
in a few weeks for the West, and
later will follow with a trip East, with
a view of securing ideas for contem
plated reforms in the management of
the Red Wing training school, which
for the past year has been pretty
much in the spotlight. Corporal pun
ishment may not be abolished," but
other reforms will be instituted. Com
missioner Swendsen of the hoard said
the other day that the department
parted with Superintendent Whittier
witn the kindliest of feelings and
would use their best endeavors to se
cure him another situation "And his
successor,' added Mr. Swendsen, "will
be the best that the money at our
command can secur e"
Talk ha been busy with the name
of former State Senator A. D. Ste
phens of Crookston for a place in the
state government service, but Mr.
Stephens declares that he could not
be induced to leave his home town
He was offered a responsible bank
position Minneapolis at 7,500 a
year, I am told, and turned it down
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International Palls wants a branch
of the state agricultural college and
has started a movement toward its
realization by asking Governor Eber
hart to incorporate the request in his
next message to the legislature As
one of the first steps in the move
ment State Auditor S Iverson has
withdrawn section 16, near Interna
tional Palls, from homestead entry.
St Paul is on the eve of another
hot municipal campaign and as usual
the Democrats, under the command of
R. T. O'Connor, are the first on the
ground. They have already opened
political headquarters. Otto Bremer,
a brewer and quite popular, is slated
as the Democratic candidate for
mayor, and the wise ones are picking
him as a winner. He will have for a
rival Herbert P. Keller, the present
Republican mayor. Both are Ger
mans, and St Paul's voting population
runs heavily to that nationality.
An entire page in the Saturday
Evening Post, and his attendance at
several local functions, with friends of
the state administration among those
present, is bringing Frank B. Kellogg
considerable advertising these days
and causing quite a few to wonder if
it all has amy bearing on his known
candidacy for the present vacancy on
the United States supreme bench. It
is known that he has sought the aid
of several persons in Minnesota close
to President Taft, but what their help
has realized him so far is not known
THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN.
6fe Farm Fireside. 1
Gleanings by Onr Country
11 IT-t-ntiiitninmnimnn ,f
Gertrude Heath visited at home on
Henry Olson of St. Paul visited his
parents last week.
Gunner Hofflander was a caller in
Blue Hill on Sunday.
Olga Griep called on Mrs. James
Wheeler on Thursday.
Lawrence Angstman made a busi
ness trip to the cities on Saturday.
Biily Trunk departed for the cities
last week to remain for the winter.
Dell and'Carl Smithers left for the
lumber camps on Monday evening.
Hugo and Arthur Almberg called at
the Angstman home on Sunday even
Miss Dyson will spend her Thanks
giving vacation at her home in
The Misses Matilda Odegard and
Esther Angstman visited at Bossing's
Julia Peterson has returned home
from the hospital after an operation
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Johnson and
family spent Sunday at the home of
Fred Smart in Livonia.
The Misses. Sarah Schurrer and
Una Fox of the Princeton high school
atended the social in district 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rom an of Blue
Hill called on the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Rossing, on Sunday.
Rev. Houlgate will hold services at
the Oak Grove school house in district
31 next Thursday evening, November
Roy Johnson returned last week
from the west. We are all glad to see
his genial countenance, especially the
Be on the lookout for particulars of
the entertainment to be given by the
dramatic club of district 31 in the
near future. It will be worth coming
many miles to see.
Announcements were received last
week of the marriage of Miss Maude
Moores and Walter Angstman of Ash
croft, S. D. Mr. Angstman was
formerly of Baldwin.
DISTRICT NO. 50.
Andrew Anderson is reported to be
about the same at this writing.
Herb Campbell came up from the
Brook on Saturday evening and spent
Sunday at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Franklin were
calling on neighbors at the four
Mrs. Greenwood, Mrs. Andrew
Andreson's mother, left last week for
her home in Illinois.
Walter JEgge returned a short time
ago from Iowa, where he had been
visiting friends and relatives.
Harry Pratt, the Great Northern
claim agent, was looking after fire
claims in this locality the other day.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Fiero attended
the dance at George King's on Satur
day evening. Mr. Fiero furnished the
Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Gunderson of
Wyanett were visiting the latter's
mother, Mrs. Annie Egge, one day
James Franklin says he is going to
migrate from this frozen region to
Minneapolis, where they heat every
thing outside and in with electricity.
Julius Egge and his cousin from
Iowa left last week for the Red river
country in North Dakota to visit their
uncle, John Shannon.
Roy Fiero and Charley Steadman
of Wyanett came over to the dance at
George King's and Sundayed with the
former's sister,'Mrs. E. M. Fiero.
Fred Boehm and Carl Johnson
spent Sunday afternoon visiting with
Kohlman Bros, sold some dry wood
and delivered it at the school house
in district 36.
The Altar society of the Greenbush
Catholic church will meet with Mrs.
Tom Belair on December 7.
Ezra Yager gave a dancing party
to his friends on Friday evening last
and a large crowd was present.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Haraldson enter
tained at dinner on Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. Lavelle and Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Albin Nelson left on Monday for
Little Falls to visit] relatives after
spending several months visiting his
brother, Nels Herman.
Miss Alice Fullwiler came home on
Saturday evening to spend a few days
at home. She expected to return to
Minneapolis the first of the week.
Reports come from South Dakota,
in the vicinity of Mitchell, that they
did not get any of our big snowstorm
and that the ground is quite bare.
A number of friends and neighbors
sprung a complete surprise on Mrs.
Otto Borneke on Saturday evening.
It was her birthday anniversary.
THE PBIKCETOK UNION: THUBSBAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1911.
They brought many useful presents
and some fine refreshments were
served. All enjoyed themselves in
All will be sorry to
death of John Hull at
Richland county, Wis.,
He is an uncle of J. R.
learn of the
bis home in
Hull of Blue
Nels George as returned to Blue
Hill after holding down a homestead
in Harding county, S. D., the past 14
months. The wind blows so hard in
Dakota that Nels' mustache has been
C. W. Taylor as lost three calves
that strayed away during the big
snow storm and as been unable to
get any trace of them. Anyone see
ing them will do Mr. Taylor a favor
by letting him know.
Willis Stevenson and his friend,
John Segerholm, of Leo la, McPherson
county, S. D., are visiting at James
Stevenson's. They report that crops
of all kinds were very poor in Mc
Pherson county on account of the
Miss Cecelia McCormick, the
teacher in district 36, Sherburne
county, gave a very interesting pro
gram at the school house on Friday
evening, November 24. The scholars
performed their parts in a splendid
manner and showed much training.
Jam es Foley has been sick the past
Mrs. J. W. Heffner drove to Bethel
Mr. and Mrs. J. Larson drove to
Princeton on Friday.
E. H. Foley is proprietor of the
Blanchett hotel again.
Henry Holt of Elk River was in
town on business Monday.
Fredrick Bros, of Crown are shred
ding corn in this vicinity.
Veterinary McKimm was in the
cities on Saturday and Sunday.
Fritz Perman went to Minneapolis
on Monday to spend Thanksgiving.
A. Henry and son of Crystal Lake
were in town this week buying cows.
J. W. Heffner and Fay Bowles
autoed to Anoka on Monday and re
Our hello girl, Marjorie Brooks,
was visiting friends in Princeton on
Sunday and Monday.
Mr. Graham of Princeton was in
town Monday and Tuesday looking
after his potato interests here.
Harry Pratt and his mother went to
Minneapolis on Tuesday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Pratt's sister.
Fay Bowles has returned from Ida
ho, where he has been the past two
years working for the government.
A party of people from Princeton
consisting of Goerge Ross and wife,
Miss Hayden and Mrs. E. W. Hunt
took supper at the Blanchett hotel on
WEST SPENCER BROOK.
O. Moody and family spent Sunday
at Al Baxter's.
Ernest Ellingwood went to Prince
ton last Saturday.
Teddie Williams is helping Gill
Clough for a few days.
Gill Clough and family spent Satur
day evening at Williams'.
Mrs. Jas. McKenzie and children
spent Sunday at C. A. Babb's.
C. A. Williams and family spent
Thursday evening at C. A. Babb' s.
Roy Stickney of Bradford was up
to his old farm taking care of his po
tatoes last Wednesday.
The bean thresher is trying to help
the farmers out, but it is very slow
work in so much snow.
Mrs. Whiting returned to her home
in Princeton last Thursday after
spending a couple of weeks withJ her
daughter, Mrs. Elilngwood.
Queered by Suicide.
"What do you thmii of $20 in one
week for new razors?" said the boss
barber. "That's what we spent this
week. We got an entirely new set
Had to do it or lose our trade.
"A man cut his throat with one of
our razors last Saturday. Other cus
tomers heard about it, and they got
afraid they might be shaved with the
fatal razor. The only way we could
convince them there was no danger
was to swear that we had thrown all
the old razors away and show them a
bill for the new lot.
"That has happened to us twice be
fore. A suicide with a barber shop
razor will force the proprietor to lay
in a new supply every time."New
Foreseeing a Possible Danger.
Confidential LawyerIn this inves
tigation you purpose carrying on, as
to what your enemies have got up
their sleeves, you will need a compe
tent detective, I presume. Trust Mag-
nateYes. but not too competent. I
don't want one that will go prying
into our own private affairs.Chicago
An Admiral's Warning.
Admiral de Vivonne while crossing
the Rhine at Tolhuys noticed his horse
stumbling when in midstream. "Would
you drown an admiral in fresh wa-
ter?" he shouted to his steed.
HIS UNIQUE ANTIQUES.
They Were Sold One by One, Yet the
Set Remained Intact.
An old curiosity dealer of Paris re
cently found a new snare for the eter
nally guileless amateur. He put in his
window five dolls dressed in vaguely
medieval clothes. Collector No. 1 came
in and asked to buy one of them. The
dealer could not divide the lots, as they
were a valuable set, representing the
five senses After long persuasion the
amateur at last carried one off at a
very long price.
Collector No. 2 followed. Could he
have one of the dolls? "Out of the
question, sir a most valuable set, rep
resenting the four seasons." After
more long persuasion and at a still
longer price one of the dolls was sold.
When amateur No. 3 called the three
dolls were the three graces, a most
valuable set, which could not be di
vided. By offering an enormous sum
he carried off one of them.
_Amateur No. 4 called and wanted to
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Job Printing and Job Printing
ERE are two kinds of Job Printingcnat which is neat and
artistic and that which possesses neither of these qualities. The
Princeton Union makes it a point to turn out none but the former
kind, and the Union finds this easy because it has the type, machinery
and skilled labor with which to accomplish it.
NotHing Looks Worse Than
Botched Job Printing.
It is a drawback to the business of a merchant or anyone else who uses
it. Botched Job Printing suggests loose methods. Then why not use
the kind printed by the Union? It costs you no more and gives the
public a good impression of your business. The Princeton Union is
prepared to execute every description of
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invitations or any other work in the printing line, an order for the
same Dlaced with the Union will insure its being produced in an at-
tractive and un-to-date style.
Princeton, Minnesota. buy one of the two dolls. What was
monsieur actually proposing? The two*
dolls were Adam and Eve, sculptured*
and dressed by some forgotten medie
val artist. The pair could not possibly
be parted. The collector eventually
carried off Adam for a gigantic sum
Amateur No 5 called and asked: "How
much for that curio? Evidently an odd
one of a set."
"An odd one of a set!" screamed the
dealer. "It is a unique piece. Does
not monsieur perceive that it repre
sents Agnes Sorel, the favorite of
Charles VII.?" And the amateur se
cured the unique piece for a fabulous:
amountParis Cor. London Telegraph.
The Mandrake Legend.
There is an old legend connected witte
the mandrake which states that when
the plant is uprooted it utters a pierc
ing cry. The forked tubers bear a
fantastic resemblance to the body and
legs of a man, and from this fancied
likeness there grew the belief which
was widespread during the middle*
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